You Rang, M'Lord?. Image shows from L to R: Ivy Teasdale (Su Pollard), Alfred 'Alf' Stokes (Paul Shane). Copyright: BBC
You Rang, M'Lord?

You Rang, M'Lord?

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1988 - 1993
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Comedy set in an aristocratic London townhouse in the late 1920s, following the lives of both family and staff. Stars Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles and more.

Press clippings

Jeffrey Holland reveals he is a megastar in Hungary

Telly viewers there are still obsessed with the show You Rang, M'Lord? almost 30 years after it finished. Jeffrey, 75, is also loved by Hungarians for playing comic Spike Dixon in the classic comedy Hi-de-Hi!.

Ed Gleave, Daily Star, 16th April 2022

You Rang, M'Lord?: The Missing Seven Minutes

An investigation into seven minutes cut from the original airing of the You Rang M'Lord? pilot episode, now missing from all repeats and DVD releases - including clips of the excised material.

John Hoare, Dirty Feed, 18th June 2021

Why Jeffrey Holland is so popular in Hungary

Many of us in the UK remember Jeffrey Holland best as Spike Dixon in Hi-de-Hi! In Budapest, however, other British exports like Shakespeare, The Beatles and a nice cup of tea come a poor second behind James Twelvetrees of You Rang, M'Lord? As Jeffrey reveals, Hungarians just loved the series - and his character in particular - to the extent that their adoration to this day makes him break down in tears!

Craig Campbell, The Sunday Post, 22nd November 2019

Why do Hungarians love this dodgy old British sitcom?

The Upstairs Downstairs spoof has been forgotten in Britain. But in Hungary, kids still name their pets after the cast. Our writer travels to Budapest for the lavish 30th anniversary celebrations.

Claire Armitstead, The Guardian, 3rd October 2018

Jimmy Perry dies aged 93

Jimmy Perry, the comedy writer who created Dad's Army and Hi-De-Hi!, amongst others, has died at the age of 93.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd October 2016

Brenda Cowling obituary

She played Mrs Lipton in You Rang, M'Lord?

Anthony Hayward, The Guardian, 11th November 2010

Jimmy Perry and David Croft interview

The creative forces behind Dad's Army and You Rang M'Lord are octogenarians Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Manchester Evening News, 10th December 2007

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